Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trailer Trad Attire: Pointer is a breed apart

I'm shopping for jeans because my go-tos are being demoted. Lil' Bean is referring to them as dreaded 'dad jeans.' That's ok. I explained to her how difficult it is for a middle-aged man to strike the right note with jeans. Skinny, hipster jeans would work for perhaps five percent (including me) of the Dad demographic while looser fitting, faded favorites are scoffingly referred to as dad jeans or rejects from the 1990's. Don't even mention 'Dockers.'

So, what to do? Go to your roots. What forgotten brand sat, their beauty and heritage utterly ignored, on Southern States or Farmer's Coop shelves for decades as other trendier brands grabbed center stage? Pointer brand jeans have an absolutely impeccable pedigree, like a show winning Weimaranar.

You can still find old, vintage pairs in hardware and feed stores out in the country but I've heard that the L.C. King Manufacturing Co. is trying to build it's sales online to nonfarmers like Brooklyn hipsters to Japanese denim aficionados. I recently bought a bunch of cool, spankin' new carpenter's jeans out of an old store but I didn't get my size. Darn. However, these five-pocket jeans pictured below could be just the ticket. They are quite a piece of american textile history for the price of a pair of Chinese-made mall jeans. The pair below is:
*Constructed in Tennessee in the original factory that has made work ware since 1913
*Made entirely of American grown cotton
*Sewn with American made sewing machines
*Uses the holy grail of denim, Cone Mills Denim woven in their 1940's White Oak factory down the road a piece in Greensboro, NC.

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